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  • Bitcoin Pushes Past $4,100 as Top Cryptos See Mixed Movements ;
  • Russian Social Media Giant VK Eyes Launching its Own Crypto: Report;
  • Crypto Exchange Bithumb Hacked for $13 Million in Suspected Insider Job;
  • Iran’s Crypto Regulations: What’s Happening Behind Closed Doors;
  • ICOs Raised $118 Million in Q1 2019, Over 58 Times Less Than in Q1 2018;
  • 📑 Daily Crypto Calendar, April, 1st💰
  • STEEM Trading Update

Welcome to the Daily Crypto News: A complete Press Review, Coin Calendar and Trading Analysis. Enjoy!


🗞 Bitcoin Pushes Past $4,100 as Top Cryptos See Mixed Movements

Sunday, March 31 — the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting mixed, mostly mild, price movements on the day by press time, as Bitcoin (BTC) reaches just over $4,100.


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🗞 Russian Social Media Giant VK Eyes Launching its Own Crypto

The most popular social media platform in Russia, VKontakte (VK), is considering developing its own cryptocurrency, local news outlet RNS reported on March 28.


Per the report, an unspecified person familiar with the company’s plans told the outlet that the project involves the creation of individual cryptocurrency accounts for all the users of the platform. Still, the article also claims that the firm has not yet made a final decision about whether or not to launch the coin.


According to the report, RNS has obtained a presentation from the VK that shows how one of the ways users would be able to obtain the firm’s tokens is in exchange for their activeness and time spent on the platform. According to the article, the coins earned this way could be accumulated, transferred between users, exchanged for goods and converted (presumably to fiat currency) via VK Pay.

🗞 Crypto Exchange Bithumb Hacked for $13 Million in Suspected Insider Job

South Korean crypto exchange Bithumb has had around $13 million in the EOS cryptocurrency stolen in a hack it suspects was an insider job.


The company confirmed in statement on Saturday that it first spotted an “abnormal withdrawal” of the cryptocurrency through its monitoring system at 22:00 Korean time (13:00 UTC) on Friday, March 29.

The exchange suspended asset withdrawals and deposits on the platform after noticing the breach.


Bithumb stated:
“All the [stolen] cryptocurrency is owned by the company, and all members’ assets are under the protection of a cold wallet.”

🗞 Iran’s Crypto Regulations: What’s Happening Behind Closed Doors

Under pressure for being months behind schedule, the Central Bank of Iran finally published a draft framework on the legality of cryptocurrencies in late January and welcomed feedback.


While some see the totality of the framework as a step forward, most members of the burgeoning local crypto community are unhappy with much of the specifics. They feel that the framework could severely restrict people and businesses operating in the fast-growing field if it is implemented in its current form.


Among other things, the framework proposes banning the use of global cryptocurrencies and various tokens as methods of domestic payment; requires cryptocurrency exchanges to obtain permits, therefore opening a new avenue for rent-seeking in a country that has already too much of it; and uses the word “forbidden” a lot, which could entail the threat of criminal prosecution.

🗞 ICOs Raised $118 Million in Q1 2019, Over 58 Times Less Than in Q1 2018

About $118 million has been raised via initial coin offerings (ICOs) in Q1 of 2019, over 58 times less than $6.9 billion, the amount raised during the same period in 2018, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reports on March 31.


The report cites data provided by ICO analytics website TokenData. The WSJ argues that investors have been scared off by regulators’ actions against non-compliant ICOs, as well as by the general bear market over the past year.


One of the latest cases happened in February, when the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged crypto firm Gladius Network with selling unregistered securities after the company self-reported to the commission.

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📑 Daily Crypto Calendar, April, 1st💰

First version of the BTT live product launches in BitTorrent by end of Q1 2019.

"CFT starts trading on the 1st of April, at 4 PM Singapore time."

Genesis (GENX) maturity-based masternodes go active on block 325,000. This is expected to occur on April 1.

"Decentralized exchange integrated into wallet"

QLC holds Reddit AMA at 2 PM (UTC) following mainnet launch.

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STEEM Trading Update by my friend @cryptopassion

Here is the chart of yesterday :

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Here is the current chart :

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After the touch on the support line at 0.43$ yesterday we started a nice bounce in direction of the resistance line at 0.49$. To my opinion, the Break Out that we will have soon on the BTC will

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